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AirAsia flight goes missing with 162 people on board.

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Search launched for missing AirAsia jet bound for Singapore from Indonesia

By Yahoo! Singapore | Yahoo Newsroom - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 is similar to the jet seen here, a 9M-AQB model pictured on the track at Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) airport at Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November 19, 2013.

    Reuters/REUTERS - Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 is similar to the jet seen here, a 9M-AQB model pictured on the track at Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) airport at Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on November ...more 

Indonesia air traffic control lost contact with AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday morning.

Search and rescue operations have begun, AirAsia Indonesia said on its Facebook page

The carrier also released a statement listing 162 people on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and one infant along with two pilots, four flight attendants and one engineer.

The nationalities of the passengers and crew onboard include one Singaporean, one Malaysian, one French, three South Koreans and 156 Indonesians.

The aircraft lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control at 7:24am local time, 42 minutes after departure and an hour before it was scheduled to land in Singapore.

QZ 8501 was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when it went missing, Reuters reports.

The plane was on the submitted flight plan route and was flying at 32,000 feet before it asked to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid clouds.

Last known location of Air Asia flight QZ8501, which went missing on December 28, 2014.Last known location of Air Asia flight QZ8501, which went missing on December 28, 2014.

The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours, said AirAsia, adding that the jet underwent its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.

The Singapore air force and navy have offered help to Indonesia authorities and have put two C130s on standby.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has also commented on the situation on both Facebookand Twitter.

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website, www.airasia.com.

Changi Airport has also set up a Relatives' Holding Area (RHA) at Terminal 2 Arrival Hall  to provide assistance to next-of-kin (NOK) of passengers onboard the flight.

(Correction: This article initially identified the aircraft as an A380. It is an A320.)



Edited by .King-Of-Kings - 27 December 2014 at 11:44pm

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AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.

 

attendants and one engineer on board.

 

The captain in command had a total of 6,100 flying hours and the first officer a total of 2,275 flying hours

 

There were 155 passengers on board, with 138 adults, 16 children and 1 infant. Also on board were 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew.

 

Nationalities of passengers and crew onboard are as below:

1 Singapore

1 Malaysia

1 France

3 South Korean

156 Indonesia

 

At this time, search and rescue operations are being conducted under the guidance of The Indonesia of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). AirAsia Indonesia is cooperating fully and assisting the investigation in every possible way.

 

The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan route and was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control (ATC).

 

The aircraft had undergone its last scheduled maintenance on 16 November 2014.

 

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

 

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website,www.airasia.com.

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Posted: 27 December 2014 at 11:23pm | IP Logged
Wat the hell 3planes this year ?
One still missing
one shot down and 3 again missing
Forget Aliens is their some mysterious place on earth were these planes are going?

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Posted: 27 December 2014 at 11:28pm | IP Logged
: According to flight manifest, 23 no shows on #AirAsia #QZ8501. 154 passengers checked-in/boarded. 70 men, 68 women, 16 children, 1 infant.

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Posted: 27 December 2014 at 11:36pm | IP Logged
Holy Sh*t. Just flew with AirAsia last night from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Cry Hope all of crews and passengers are safe Cry

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The amount of such incidents occuring is so freaky. Hope all are okay

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UNCONFIRMED reports are saying it crashed.Confused

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QZ8501 update: No distress signal came from the #AirAsia flght, says #Indonesia's acting DG of transportation Djoko Murjatmodjo.

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